Show 135 – Maritime
/ C & G Boatworks / Maritime Welding Program / Annie Girl Charter /
On The Job is taking the show to the “port city” of Mobile, to learn more about all of the unique jobs related to the shipyard industry. The On The Job, team hit the ground running at one of the leading shipyard’s in the Mobile Bay area, C&G Boatworks. This multi dimensional shipyard encompasses jobs that specialize in fabrication, construction of steel and aluminum, and repairs and conversions for offshore marine. After walking through the shipyard at C&G Boatworks, it doesn’t take long to realize why C&G Boatworks is one of the oldest and most reliable shipyards on the Gulf-coast with over 350 employees. It’s no secret that welding is one of the leading trades in Alabama when, it comes to occupational demand, and financial stability. So, if you enjoy the boating industry, and you don’t mind working with your hands and getting a “little dirty,” then maybe C&G Boatworks has a job just for you!
Maritime Welding Training Center – Mobile
Located in the Brookley Complex, in Mobile, the Maritime Welding Training Center of AIDT, was created to help meet the growing maritime skills training needs in coordination with BuildMobile. BuildMobile has provided maritime skills training at no cost since 2004 through Enterprise-Ozark Community. The BuildMobile campaign has received more than 600 applications and more than 200 trainees have obtained employment. Approximately 1,800 new maritime jobs are expected to be created in the next 24 months. Hourly wages will range from $11 to $16. Careers with Mobile’s growing maritime industry can get qualifications and skills they need through the Maritime Welding Training program available at no cost. Atlantic Marine, Austal USA, Bender Shipbuilding and C&G Boatworks are working with AIDT to expand maritime training to help fill their jobs. What are you waiting for? Visit the maritime training center link below, and call to sign up for your free class today!
Annie Girl Charter – Mobile
For most of us driving a car is pretty easy. But what about driving a boat? Better yet, what about driving a LARGE boat? The On the Job team wanted to find out what it takes to become a boat captain, so the crew traveled to Orange Beach, Alabama, and spent some time with Captain Mike Rowell, aboard his charter boat the “Annie Girl.” Catptain Mike, is literally living out his dream aboard his boat the “Annie Girl,” and inspired the On The Job team to go after there dreams as well. Bon Voyage!